Heavy periods causing low iron?

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Hi ladies, I am 49, no period for 6 months then 2 really heavy periods. Last period drained me so much I went to GP. Blood tests done and results were, my iron saturation levels were very low, so now on Galfer(Iron tablets)

Anyone else experienced this? Any advice?

Thanks!

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    Annie your not on your own. Missing periods then having very heavy periods are very very common. The iron tablets make me a little constipated so take plenty of fiber and water. You will get tired easily also therefore, try and rest. xx

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    YES! all very normal, keep taking your iron tabs but DO go back to doc for regular checks, Don't just put up with it.

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      Thanks Yellow, I have a gynae appt at end of Nov and then I am to have bloods tested again middle of Dec. So draining! And GP that day wasn't even going to check my bloods 😔

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    Yes me too with the heavy periods. I also take iron to make sure I don't become anemic.

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      Yes very draining! Constantly in the bathroom or doing laundry-- just a pain!! But this last month I bought 'super plus' which helps but still paranoid that I will leak thru. I have been anemic a few times so the last few years I have taken them a few times a week to make sure I'm OK. But now I take them more around my period since it's so heavy.. I buy mine on line with good reviews.

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